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Food price vs. food preference

May 03, 16 Food price vs. food preference

By Justin Green

I must confess. I dislike grocery shopping.

I like to cook. And I love to eat. But grocery shopping is not my forte.

It was grueling as I made my weekly trek to the grocery store. Pulp-free or extra pulp orange juice? Crunchy or smooth peanut butter? Vanilla or chocolate ice cream!? (I went with both.)

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Pan-Fried Potato Medley

Apr 29, 16 Pan-Fried Potato Medley

By Kelly Bogard

Potatoes are a staple vegetable in most homes. They work well with any protein and there are so many ways to cook them. From baking to boiling to frying, the possibilities are endless.

Right now in Texas, there are farmers harvesting many different varieties of root vegetables including some of the potatoes I am cooking with today. Those potatoes head to grocers, packing plants and chip makers. All making their way to you!

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Meet a canola farmer: Justin Crownover

Apr 26, 16 Meet a canola farmer: Justin Crownover

By Julie Tomascik

It’s bright. Yellow. And sometimes mistaken for a weed.

But this crop—canola—is growing in popularity in the Lone Star State.

For nearly 10 years, Justin Crownover and his family have been planting canola on their farm in the Texas Panhandle.

It’s a crop not many think of when shopping at the grocery store. But canola has a strong demand.

Along with cooking oil, canola is used in making salad oils, sandwich spreads and other edible products.

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Earth Bread

Apr 22, 16 Earth Bread

By Kelly Bogard

Today is Earth Day. A day of reflection, purpose, passion and nature. It’s something farmers and ranchers think about every day.

But they do more than think. They act. Because every day is Earth Day to the folks in agriculture growing our food and fiber. And they get hungry doing it. Just like you and me.

Today brings to mind a recipe my mom makes and has for many years. It’s a recipe that celebrates Earth’s bounty.

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More female farmers, ranchers cropping up

Apr 19, 16 More female farmers, ranchers cropping up

By Shala Watson

Agriculture is full of stereotypes. Boots and overalls. The hayseed plowboy. And all men.

But it’s changing. The demographics are shifting. There’s a place for women in agriculture, too.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service shows the number of men operating farms is decreasing, while the number of women doing so is on the rise.

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